Editorial Board: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Annals of Thoracic Surgery Short Reports

EDITOR
Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California

 

Emeritus Editors

G. Alexander Patterson, MD, Editor 2015-2021
L. Henry Edmunds, Jr, MD, Editor 2000-2015
Thomas B. Ferguson*, MD, Editor 1984-2000
Herbert Sloan*, MD, Editor 1969-1984
John D. Steele*, MD, Editor 1964-1969

*Deceased

Senior Editors

Adult Cardiac
Pedro Catarino, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Tirone E. David, MD
Toronto, Canada

G. Chad Hughes, MD
Durham, NC

Jennifer S. Lawton, MD
Baltimore, MD

Nahush A. Mokadam, MD
Columbus, OH

Vinod Thourani, MD
Atlanta, GA

Congenital Heart
Yves d’Udekem, MD
Washington, DC

Danielle Gottlieb-Sen, MD
Baltimore, MD

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD
Gainesville, FL

David M. Overman, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer C. Romano, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

General Thoracic
Elizabeth A. David, MD
Denver, CO

Farhood Farjah, MD
Seattle, WA

Benjamin D. Kozower, MD
St. Louis, MO

Brian Mitzman, MD
Salt Lake City, UT

Daniela Molena, MD
New York, NY

Erino A. Rendina, MD
Rome, Italy

Biostatistics
Michael E. Bowdish, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Mario F.L. Gaudino, MD
New York, NY

CME
Colleen G. Koch, MD, MS
Gainesville, FL

Digital Media and Digital Scholarship
Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., MD, MS
Salt Lake City, UT

Education
Mara B. Antonoff, MD
Houston, TX

Perioperative
Daniel Engelman, MD
Springfield, MA

Public Policy
Keith A. Horvath, MD
Washington, DC

Quality
David M. Shahian, MD
Boston, MA

Science 
Elaine Tseng, MD
San Francisco, CA

Associate Editors

Adult Cardiac
Vincent Chan, MD, MPH
Ottawa, Canada

Amy G. Fiedler, MD
San Francisco, CA

Isaac George, MD
New York, NY

Shawn S. Groth, MD
Houston, TX

John Ikonomidis, MD
Chapel Hill, NC

Marjan Jahangiri, MD
London, United Kingdom

Ourania Preventza, MD
Houston, TX

Scott C. Silvestry, MD
Orlando, FL

Bobby Yanagawa, MD, PhD
Toronto, Canada

Congenital Heart
Robert D.B. Jaquiss, MD
Dallas, TX

Meena Nathan, MD, MPH
Boston, MA

General Thoracic
Virginia R. Litle, MD
Murray, UT

Mitchell J. Magee, MD
Dallas, TX

Global Health
Jacques Kpodonu, MD
Boston, MA

Biostatistics 
Natalia N. Egorova, PhD
New York, NY

Stephen Fremes, MD
Toronto, Canada

Andrew B. Goldstone, MD, PhD
New York, NY

Gary Grunkemeier, PhD
Portland, OR

Alexander Iribarne, MD
Lebanon, NH

Paul Kurlansky, MD
New York, NY

Esther Lu, MS, PhD
St. Louis, MO

Asishana A. Osho, MD
Boston, MA

David Ouyang, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Fei Wan, MS, PhD
St. Louis, MO

CME
Jessica S. Donington, MD
Chicago, IL

Stephanie M. Fuller, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Nadia Hensley, MD
Baltimore, MD

Gabriel Loor, MD
Houston, TX

Digital Media and Digital Scholarship 
Alexander A. Brescia, MD, MSc
Ann Arbor, MI

Sarah A. Chen, MD, CMI
Davis, CA

Aleksander Dokollari, MD
Toronto, Canada

Joshua C. Grimm, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Jessica G.Y. Luc, MD
Vancouver, Canada

Amy N. Roach, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Dominique Vervoort, MD, MPH
Toronto, Canada

Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, MD
Houston, TX

Muhammad H. Zubair, MD 
Los Angeles, CA

Ethics
Robert M. Sade, MD
Charleston, SC

Surgical Heritage
Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
Boston, MA

Editorial Board Members

Jake H. Abernathy III, MD, MPH
Baltimore, MD

Niv Ad, MD
Silver Spring, MD

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, MD
Louisville, KY

Jehangir J. Appoo, MDCM
Calgary, Canada

Arman Arghami, MD
Rochester, MN

Vinay Badhwar, MD
Morgantown, WV

Faisal G. Bakaeen, MD
Cleveland, OH

Yaron D. Barac, MD, PhD
Petah Tikva, Israel

Lisa M. Brown, MD, MAS
Sacramento, CA

Paulo F. Cardoso, MD, PhD
São Paulo, Brazil

Adriano Carotti, MD
Rome, Italy

Ke-Neng Chen, MD, PhD
Beijing, China

Danny Chu, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Chu, MD, FRCSC
Ontario, Canada

Traves D. Crabtree, MD
Springfield, IL

Todd Crawford, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Marcelo Cypel, MD
Toronto, CA

Tirone E. David, MD
Toronto, Canada

Chadrick E. Denlinger, MD
Indianapolis, IN

J. Michael DiMaio, MD
Plano, TX

Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD
St. Louis, MO

Dominic Emerson, MD, FACS
Los Angeles, CA

Kathryn Engelhardt, MD
St. Louis, MO

Felix G. Fernandez, MD
Atlanta, GA

Victor A. Ferraris, MD
Lexington, KY

Kirsten Finucane, MD
Auckland, New Zealand

Seth D. Force, MD
Atlanta, GA

James S. Gammie, MD
Baltimore, MD

Tracy R. Geoffrion, MD, MPH
Milwaukee, WI

A. Marc Gillinov, MD
Cleveland, OH

Kendra J. Grubb, MD, MHA
Atlanta, GA

Kristine J. Guleserian, MD
Dallas, TX

T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA
New York, NY

Matthew G. Hartwig, MD
Durham, NC

Makoto Hibino, MD
Cleveland, OH

Tain-Yen Hsia, MD
Orlando, FL

Dawn S. Hui, MD
San Antonio, TX

S. Adil Husain, MD
Salt Lake City, UT

Syed T. Hussain, MD
New York, NY

Tara Karamlou, MD
Cleveland, OH

Masashi Kawabori, MD
Boston, MA

Arman Kilic, MD
Charleston, SC

Anthony W. Kim, MD, FACS
Los Angeles, CA

Peter Kneuertz, MD
Columbus, OH

Michael Lanuti, MD
Boston, MA

Damien J. LaPar, MD
New York, NY

Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD
Seattle, WA

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Houston, TX

Peter B. Licht, MD, PhD
Odense, Denmark

Lunxu Liu, MD
Chengdu, China

Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD
Washington, DC

Nader Moazami, MD
New York, NY

Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Columbus, OH

David L.S. Morales, MD
Cincinnati, OH

Jun Nakajima, MD, PhD
Tokyo, Japan

Katie S. Nason, MD, MPH
Springfield, MA

Olugbenga T. Okusanya, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Kalpaj R. Parekh, MD
Iowa City, IA

Puja Parikh, MD
Stony Brook, NY

Sara K. Pasquali, MD, MHS
Ann Arbor, MI

Gregory Pattakos, MD, MS
Athens, Greece

Keshava Rajagopal, MD
Houston, TX

T. Brett Reece, MD
Aurora, CO

Mark D. Rodefeld, MD
Indianapolis, IN

Evelio Rodriguez, MD
Nashville, TN

Valerie W. Rusch, MD
New York, NY

Aya Saito, MD
Chiba, Japan

Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz, MD
Zurich, Switzerland

Andrew J. Seely, MD, PhD
Ottawa, Canada

Ashish S. Shah, MD
Nashville, TN

Fawwaz R. Shaw, MD
Atlanta, GA

Christian Shults, MD
Alexandria, VA

Nicholas G. Smedira, MD
Cleveland, OH

Ibrahim Sultan, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh, PA

Li-Zhong Sun, MD
Beijing, China

Joanna J.M. Takkenberg, MD, PhD
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Betty C. Tong, MD, MHS
Durham, NC

Giulia Veronesi, MD
Milan, Italy

Kerem M. Vural, MD
Ankara, Turkey

Aaron J. Weiss, MD
Cleveland, OH

Benny Weksler, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

Daniel Wendt, MD, PhD
Essen, Germany

Sai S. Yendamuri, MD
Buffalo, NY

Staff

Editorial Staff, Chicago, IL

Managing Editor
John C. Kerpan, MA

Editorial Manager
Andrea L. Musolf, MBA, MSMOB

Production Manager
Mary K. Jedlicka

Editorial Assistant
Valerie Kunkel

Publisher Staff, New York, NY

Senior Issue Manager
Nicole Scott

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